Earlier this summer, Gov. Rick Perry vetoed legislation to ban texting while driving, calling it a “government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.”
Does that mean Arlington is micromanaging its citizenry? After all, the city banned texting while driving on Tuesday, becoming the first Metroplex city to do so.
Perry’s right on this one. I don’t mind people texting while they drive. I mind people weaving all over the road. If someone is driving dangerously, pull ’em over whether they’re texting, reading the newspaper, plucking their eyebrows, searching for a radio station, or picking their nose.
If Perry believes what he said about micromanaging, he should end the seatbelt law as well.